Help with installing Windows XP? (To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER)

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    smartpug967

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    I've recently purchased a copy of Windows XP and everything was going well until I got to the 'Welcome to Setup.' page. It doesn't respond to any of my inputs (ENTER key) which means I cannot continue. Any way to fix this?

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    what keyboard are you using? some newer keyboards will not work in POST
     
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    I am using a usb keyboard, tried the ‘USB legacy’ thing but I don’t think I have it in my BIOS. Going to try a PS2 keyboard but I don’t have it just yet. If that fails to work, would you have any recommendations?
     
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    Get a USB to PS2 adaptor. Any computer shop will sell, or they can be found on ebay for pennies or cents.

    You wrote: “It doesn't respond to any of my inputs (ENTER key)”

    Did you mean:

    It doesn't respond to any of my inputs _ ENTER or R or even F3. I also tried escape.

    “If no keys on your keyboard worked then Elizabeth’s answer is the solution.”

    If you have a PS2 connector on your keyboard then always use that if you can with a converter for Bios work.

    I use Supermicro’s and even on their newer Motherboards they don’t like illuminated keyboards in bios.

    I have had to use 2 keyboards connected to one of my machines, because of illumination on one.

    Illuminated keyboards tend to draw too much power for a lot of bios’s.

    One can never go wrong with a decent Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Blue for instance) they always work even with a PS2 adapter.
     
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    I have tried a USB to PS2 adapter, it did not work. It doesn’t respond to any of my keys, I was highlighting the ENTER key because that’s the one I need. The only keyboard I have is a $5 keyboard from officeworks. I am going to try and find a cheap PS2 keyboard tomorrow
     
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    or you might need a usb to ps2 converter :)
     
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